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Project Narrative aims to promote state-of-the art research and teaching in the field of narrative studies. 

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Project Narrative Podcast Episodes

The Project Narrative podcast, launched in November 2021, is a monthly series in which a scholar selects a short narrative, reads it aloud, and then discusses it with a host. The discussion is organized around the questions, “what is this narrative doing, how is it doing it, and why do both of those things matter?”

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May 13, 2022

Over a hundred students, colleagues, and friends gathered in person and virtually on Monday, May 2nd to celebrate Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor Brian McHale, who is retiring at the…

March 2, 2022

On February 24, 2022, Project Narrative hosted a virtual event, "Why Do We Feel That Stories Explain? Narratives and the Philosophy of Explanation," with Associate Professor Marina Ludwigs, of the…

November 29, 2021

On Wednesday, November 17th, Project Narrative hosted a virtual event, Story Universals and the Diversity of Ethics, with Patrick Colm Hogan, University of Connecticut. Hogan, who is currently co-…

November 1, 2021

Professor James Phelan, Director of Project Narrative, has been named to the advisory board of the Science & Fiction Lab at Florida International University. The Science & Fiction Lab…

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James Phelan
Distinguished University Professor of English
Sarah Iles Johnston
College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Religion
Karen A. Winstead
Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies